The Geisinger Cardiovascular Center for Clinical Research (CCCR) provides high quality research programs in Geisinger Cardiovascular Service Line (CPSL) clinic locations and in hospitals:
- Industry sponsored drug and device trials
- Investigator initiated studies
- Federally or Geisinger funded projects
Under the direction of Peter Berger, MD, an interventional cardiologist, Chairman of GHS Cardiology and Director Cardiovascular Center for Clinical Research, CCCR also designs and implements cardiology quality improvement (QI) initiatives and offers clinical research education resources for cardiology fellows, residents and interested faculty.
Its mission is to plan, conduct, foster, and support innovative clinical research and quality improvement initiatives to help advance the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease and improve patient care. C3RCCCR is committed to accomplishing this mission while simultaneously ensuring that research studies are compliant with relevant legal, institutional federal and international regulations, including good clinical practices (GCP). Moreover, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to rigorous and uncompromising standards of safety and protection of research subjects.